Song:The Answer Is Yes
Album:Left Of Center
Though R & B singer Javier Colon is from Bridgeport, CT, his parents are Latino. His father owns a radio station so Javier was into music at a young age. After attending music school at the University Of Hartford, he got his first high profile gig with Derek Trucks. Javier went solo and signed with Capitol. His 2003 debut was very good but didn't sell that well so Capitol has taken steps to make his 2006 follow up Left Of Center more commercial. The Answer Is Yes is a great gospel influenced song that benefits from a choir arranged by gospel artist Tye Tribbett. Javier wrote the song with Evan Rodgers and veteran producer Carl Sturken. Sturken has had a lot of success recently with Rihanna and was obviously brought in to duplicate that with Javier. That might be difficult because Javier writes a lot of his own songs and seems to have a clear vision of what his music should be. Dumbing down his music probably won't work. I like this song and I've heard others that are good. Javier has a bright future if allowed to be himself.